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Welcome to This Business of Horses, the podcast that brings you insights, inspiration, motivation and solutions to maintain, sustain and grow your facilities led equestrian business. In each episode we will be talking to and getting to know the personalities, brands, product and service providers who are well placed to facilitate and fulfill not only your short term daily business requirements, but also your longer term business goals.

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United Kingdom

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Welcome to This Business of Horses, the podcast that brings you insights, inspiration, motivation and solutions to maintain, sustain and grow your facilities led equestrian business. In each episode we will be talking to and getting to know the personalities, brands, product and service providers who are well placed to facilitate and fulfill not only your short term daily business requirements, but also your longer term business goals.

Language:

English

Contact:

01432367977


Episodes

Getting to know...Agria Equine UK

10/17/2023
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Vicki Wentworth, CEO of Agria UK about her journey to Insurance and Agria UK, Agria’s very different stance on vet exclusions, other ways in which Agria is unique including being carbon positive, what Agria has been up to in their first twelve months, their support of leading research in to barefoot showjumping, what Vicki is most proud of so far, what is next and what she would say to anyone who thinks Insurance is ‘dull’... Topics discussed in this episode: Resources for this episode: www.agriapet.co.uk/equine-horse-insurancewww.agriapet.co.uk/horse-of-a-lifetimeNow over to you!

Duration:00:36:23

Getting to know...Equi-Scotia CIC

5/3/2023
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Julie-Anne Griffith, co-founder of Equi-Scotia CIC about her journey to Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL), who can benefit from EFL, how EFL differs from more ‘traditional’ activities with horses, the difference between learning and therapy with horses, how EFL can contribute to a horse’s quality of life, business models and EFL and the future plans for Equi-Scotia… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources for this episode: www.equi-scotia.comwww.hetifederation.orgwww.redwings.org.ukwww.worldhorsewelfare.orgNow over to you!

Duration:00:49:40

Getting to know...The Equestrian Planning Consultancy

1/24/2023
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Eleni Randle, Founder of Eldnar Consultancy and its latest arm The Equestrian Planning Consultancy about all things planning, her journey so far, accolades and awards, buying land and how much to pay for a potential site, planning permissions and pitfalls, fees, refusals, appeals and everything in between. Oh, and we learn who Loopy is and the important role they played in shaping Eleni’s tenacity… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources for this episode: www.eldnarconsultancy.co.ukwww.equestrianplanningco.co.uk Now over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.com

Duration:00:50:52

Getting to know...Haygain

12/2/2022
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer, Professor of Equine Science at The Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester about how Haygain steamers came about, her involvement with their development, the challenges they faced, the research behind the product, how the perception and understanding of respiratory health has evolved, pet peeves around horse management and her 3 top tips for healthy horses. Oh, and her favourite tunes for lab work… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources for this episode: haygain.co.ukNow over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:40:54

Getting to know...Bedmax

10/4/2022
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Tim Smalley, Managing Director at Bedmax about how Bedmax bedding came about on a farm overlooking Holy Island in Northumberland, the development of the brand and its unique features, UK raw materials, international markets, Royal warrants and being the first bedding business to gain the BETA NOPS for bedding accreditation. Oh, and pine resin and the future… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources for this episode: bedmaxshavings.com Now over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:25:25

Getting to know...Synovium Horse Health UK

9/7/2022
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Vicky Hipkins, Managing Director at Synovium Horse Health UK about how she became MD at Synovium, who Synovium are, what makes them different in a busy market, best sellers, common issues that owners come to them with, what to look for when deciding on a supplement and the Vets behind the scenes… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources for this episode [21:32]: www.synovium.co.ukvicky@synovium.co.uk Now over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:25:26

Getting to know...Charles Louis Commercial Agents

8/3/2022
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Anthony Meadowcroft, a Director at Charles Louis Commercial agents about why he specialised in commercial estate agency, NAEA Propertymark, his current Chairmanship of the Commercial Advisory Committee, selling equestrian commercial property and businesses, the things to consider when doing so and the state of play in the market… Topics discussed in this episode: · NAEA Propertymark – what is this? [01:35] · What led Anthony to specialise in commercial estate agency [04:37] · Why Charles Louis looking to have a focus on and offer services to the sector [05:56] · Common misconceptions and pitfalls when considering the sale of a business [08:19] · Top tips for those considering selling their business [16:00] · Predictions for the commercial market over next 12-18 months [24:20] Resources for this episode: · Visit Charles Louis Commercial website at www.charleslouiscommercial.co.uk · Email anthony@charleslouis.co.uk · Phone 07548 342 394 Top Tips from Anthony: 1. Sell when the time is right for you and plan ahead 2. Understand your opposites position whether you are buyer or seller 3. Transparency 4. Buyers consider ‘emotional investment’ made by current owner 5. Understand how and where the agent will be looking to market your business sale Now over to you! - If you found this episode useful, please leave us a review and let us know what else you would like to hear - Don’t forget to follow us on your favourite podcast app and subscribe so you don’t miss any nuggets from our brilliant guests - Send your business related questions to be answered by relevant experts on air once a month - enquiries@equestrianindex.com - Please join us for more chat, support, networking and inspiration in our dedicated FB group The Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:37:04

Getting to know...Shearwater Insurance Services

6/7/2022
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Fraser Cruikshanks, Business Development Manager at Shearwater who talks us through key areas of Equestrian Liability, Public Liability, Employers Liability, what yard owners need to think about for Property cover, Freelance and Instructors Insurance and Insurance for larger commercial facilities… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources for this episode: www.shearwater-insurance.co.ukequine@shearwater-insurance.co.ukNow over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:44:02

Getting to know...NKC Equestrian Training

5/3/2022
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Nicola Kinnard-Comedie, Founder of NKC Equestrian Training about how and why Nicola created the business, the journey and experiences to get there, what she is most frequently asked as a business coach, what holds people back in business, biggest business learnings on her own journey, what she wishes people would start and stop doing in business, and is social media positive… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources for this episode: www.nkcequestrian.comnicola@nkcequestrian.comhttps://mailchi.mp/nkcequestrian/businessretreat Now over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:31:20

Getting to Know...IV Horse

4/6/2022
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we talk to John Burdon, Director of Windowbox Limited (the home of the IV Horse range of products) about how the brand came in to existence, the ethos of the company, what makes the range of grooming products unique, product development, proudest moments, business challenges, next steps and what other products Windowbox has developed that are useful to the sector. Oh, and Romany Caravans, a Yorkshire man in Scotland and resting… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources mentioned in this episode [49:57]: www.windowboxlimited.co.ukinfo@windowboxlimited.co.uk Now over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:54:46

Getting to know...Biosecurity with Redwings

3/8/2022
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we talk to Nic de Brauwere, Head of Welfare and Behaviour and Welfare Vet at Redwings Horse Sanctuary about the critical subject of yard biosecurity - why biosecurity should be a priority, what infectious diseases are out there, the stigma surrounding diseases, biosecurity best practice and tips, encouraging client buy in, first steps if you suspect an infectious disease is present at your facility and what support is available. Oh, and not forgetting Strangles Awareness Week 2022… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources mentioned in this episode: Redwingswww.redwings.org.uk/strangleswww.facebook.com/StranglesAwarenessWeekEquiflunethttps://equinesurveillance.org/equiflunet/EIDS Surveillance reportshttps://equinesurveillance.org/landing/ Now over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:59:37

Getting to know...RH Equine Promotions

2/3/2022
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we talk to Rhiannon Harradine, owner of RH Equine Promotions about how and why she chose to work in the equine sector, the benefits of hiring a marketing company, why equine businesses should choose equine marketing specialists and what to look for when hiring a company, common questions on social media and what to do if you feel you can’t afford to bring in a marketing specialist. Oh, and Purple Horse Planners… Topics discussed in this episode: Resources mentioned in this episode [26:50]: rhequinepromotions.co.ukinfo@rhpromotions.co.ukNow over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:28:43

Getting to know...Hi Form Equine UK

12/22/2021
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we talk to Claire Buchanan, Director at Hi Form Equine UK about how and why she brought Hi Form Equine supplements to the UK, a brief introduction to Hi Form Australia founder Antoinette Foster, the business goal/mission, a little about some of their key products, the most common questions/problems clients come to them with and what she feels makes Hi Form Equine different in a saturated marketplace. Topics discussed in this episode: Resources mentioned in this episode [32:12]: www.hiformequine.co.ukclaire@hiformequine.co.ukNow over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:34:07

Getting to know...Equine Business Consultancy

10/29/2021
Episode summary introduction: In this episode we talk to John McDonald, Director at Equine Business Consultancy (EBC) and BHS Highly Commended Rein & Shine Equestrian Centre about how and why EBC came into existence and how they can help business owners face the very real challenges but also embrace the opportunities available to equestrian facilities led businesses in todays landscape. Topics discussed in this episode: Resources mentioned in this episode [35:15]: www.ebcpro.co.uk Now over to you! enquiries@equestrianindex.comThe Yard Supplement Connect

Duration:00:37:58